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Old 06-25-07, 08:07 AM   #1
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Electric bikes looking like Vespas?

I saw a electric bike while I was biking with my friends. The owner said it goes 100km on a charge, and costs 30 cents to charge. I'm wondering if there is anything electric for mountain bikes?
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Old 06-25-07, 03:20 PM   #2
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Manufacturers and owners of ebikes make some fantastic claims. I'd say that it might go 100kms on a charge if you pedalled 90% of the time and used the electrics 10%. The Chinese bikes that look like scooters are very difficult to pedal, so I imagine you would use electrics 90% of the time, so at a guess without much in the way of hills or headwinds you might get 20 kms+.

You can get a hub conversion to fit a mountain bike, but usually they are for the front wheel and suspensions and front hubs don't mix.
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